Northwoods Aviation, Inc.

8186 East 34 Rd., Cadillac, MI 49601

Northwoods Aviation is a professional, licensed flight school that has operated its floatplane training in beautiful Northern Michigan for more than 40 years. The Cadillac, Michigan, area is surrounded by numerous lakes of various sizes providing a diverse training environment. The standard seaplane rating consists of flight and ground instruction, training manual, and aircraft for the checkride. Pilots normally complete the rating in two to three days. Northwoods Aviation also offers recurrent, advanced seaplane, amphibious training, flight reviews, tailwheel, and skiplane training. Many students will earn their tailwheel endorsement prior to seaplane rating which gives them a great feel for stick-and-rudder flying. Tailwheel training is available throughout the entire year. Our FBO is based at the Cadillac Airport, so you are welcome to fly-in. Our seaplane base is located just east of Cadillac. Please give us a call or visit our website for more information.

Course Rates Hours Cost
Commercial Multiengine Sea (G44A) 4-6 $4500
Pvt/Commercial Single-engine Sea 4-6 $2100
Package rates include checkride
Course Rates Hours Cost
Piper PA-12 (straight floats) Pvt/Com SES 7 $1800
Piper J-3 (LSA)(straight floats) Pvt/Com SES Examiner’s Fee$500
Hourly Rates Dual Solo
Aviat Husky A-1B Amphibian (SES) $275 N/A
Grumman G44A Super Widgeon (MES) $750 N/A
Lockwood Aircam Amphibian $450 N/A
Piper J3 Cub (tailwheel) $200 N/A
American Champion Decathlon (tailwheel) $275 N/A
Twin Comanche (MEL) $450 N/A
Robinson R44 Raven II $500 N/A
Hourly Rates Dual Solo
Piper PA-12-150$220 N/A
Piper J-3$220N/A
Cessna 185 Amphib$375N/A